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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
23 years experience Neurology
Very safe in general: A plain ct scan really only caries the risk of a fairly modest radiation exposure, so we typically only start to worry about this for people who get m ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Gemmete
27 years experience Interventional Radiology
Extremely low: The risk of a brain ct is extremely low. Radiation is utilized, however the dose you will receive is not enough to cause injury.

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience Radiology
Lack of experience: Basically, you don't know what you are looking at and have no way to make heads or tails of what the images represent. The, "spots" you are seeing may ... Read More
Dr. Steven Chmielewski
29 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Need more info: I'm not sure what you are describing. I'd consult your doctor or the radiologist who read the study.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soren Singel
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Spinal tap: Diagnosis of meningitis is not by ct scan, but spinal tap. Obtaining cerebrospinal fluid allows your physician to find out about severity of the menin ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
14 years experience Radiology
Technical finding: I am going to assume that you had an MRI rather than ct. Incomplete fat suppression has nothing to do with anything in your body or you as a patient. ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zachary Levine
27 years experience Neurosurgery
AVM grades: Avms are graded by their size, location and vascular structure. To determine the grade of your avm you ned to have a digital subtraction angiogram. An ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Wang
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No: You do not need a specialist to order a ct scan, however your insurance may not pay for it unless a specialist orders it. This is one of the problems ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not likely: While there is no safe level of radiation exposure, it is very unlikely that the ct will measurably increase your risk of cancer.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Unusual : See your neurologist for diagnosis and treatment
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sudeshan Govender
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes : Enhanced CT or MRI preferable
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
28 years experience Radiology
Both very safe: However, MRI is likely safer because it does not use ionizing radiation like ct. Mri is essentially a very fancy radio, and ct is a very fancy x-ra ... Read More
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